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Pickstown, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Pickstown had a population of 184 as of July 1, 2016. Pickstown ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pickstown is located at latitude 43.067 and longitude -98.5296 in Charles Mix County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pickstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Charles Mix County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,480 feet.

The Town of Pickstown (GNIS ID: 1267531) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pickstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Pickstown, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 184
Population in Households 184
Population in Familes 156
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 301
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 88
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 62
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $159,184


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $49,388
Per Capita Income $16,400
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.43%
Households 0.56% 0.67%
Families 1.35% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pickstown, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pickstown to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 232 41st
Population Density1 # 243 38th
Diversity Index2 # 24 94th
Median Household Income # 338 12th
Per Capita Income # 361 8th

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